Friday, June 13, 2014

... don't let jewellery wear you!



In May came out the necklace collection by Stellarium and Pi-Ret Jewelry. It was inspired by the idea of  "Wear a jewellery, don't let jewellery wear you!" On a daily basis I love to wear little jewel around my neck. From one little necklace came out huge idea and long journey that ended up with letting out Stellarium's jewellery collection in May.  

When we made "All About Audrey" photo session, I took so much clothes with me as we tried different outfits to see what could suit best with the necklace. One of the dresses was my black and white evening dress made from raw silk. I added all three Stellarium's pieces to it and photographer Meisi found these three look so wonderful together and started to take some shots of it. How Stellarium's necklaces were born into this world? "Jackie Wears Jeans" story is in here. "Karmen or Carmen?" background story can be read here and "All About Audrey" photo series with the story of it can be found here. Which one from all these three is your favourite?

FOTOD: Meisi Volt


Maikuus tuli Stellariumil koostöös Pi-Ret Jewelryga välja  kaelaehete kollektsioon, mis on inspireeritud mõttest: "Kanna ehet! Ära lase ehtel ennast kanda!" Ma armastan igapäevaselt kaelas pisikest juveeli ja just ühest väikesest kaelakeest sai alguse pikk teekond, mis pälvis maikuus Stellariumi kollektsiooniga.

Kui pildistasime "All About Audrey" fotoseeriat, olin võtnud kaasa ohtralt riideid ja me katsetasime erinevaid outfite, mis võiksid ehetega kõige paremini sobida. Üks nendest oli minu toorsiidist must-valge õhtukleit, mille juurde lisasin kolm Stellariumi ehet. Fotograaf Meisi leidis, et need kolm on koos väga kelmikad ja tegi väikese pildiseeria. Kuidas sündisid Stellariumi kaelaehted? "Jackie Wears Jeans" ehte loo leiad SIIT, "Karmen or Carmen? kee kohta saad lugeda SIIN ja "All About Audrey" pildiseeria leiad SIIT. Milline on nendest kolmest sinu lemmikuim ehe?
Stellariumi ehted leiad Pi-Ret Jewelry veebipoest, mis asub SIIN.
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Thursday, June 12, 2014

Perfume Portrait: L´Artisan "Batucada"

This spring has been all about lighter scents for me. That doesn't necessarily mean traditional sweet cucumber perfumes, but rather different scents. One of those is L' Artisan's perfume "Batucada". It has been marketed as a floral perfume water that has been inspired by Brazilian rhythms.  L´Artisan's perfumes have always been something for me and something that interest me, so I chose completely unique scent from their collection, called "Batacuda". No wonder, firstly there is always a bottle that catches the eye - L' Artisan's one is almost like a heavy whiskey glass that I use with utter joy when spraying perfume all over myself.  

This perfume's top notes are completely special - lime, coconut, lemon and peppermint. Magnificent mixture, isn't it? When it comes to middle notes, you can find an accords of Tahitian gardenia, ylang-ylang and Caipirinha. In the base notes you will be greeted by amber, benzoin, sandalwood, musk and vanilla. All this goodness forms up a perfect morning to me. There's a sign of a greatly beginning day written all over this scent. My nose catches the freshness of the lemongrass - the one I need especially in the morning when I have taken a shower after waking up. This is the scent you can spray all over the body with no fear you could bother other people with it. I associate "Batucada" with flat summer shoes, straw hat and romantic skirt. I can sense rhythm and beach from this perfume and if I listen this scent very closely... Yes, listen! Then I can hear the waves of the sea and few friendly seagulls in the remote distance talking to each other. I can also see myself lounging on the beach and slowly sipping refreshing lime water. 


 For me is "Batucada" a perfume you can't go overboard with. That means you can easily carry this around in your handbag to refreshen yourself several times during the day. "Batucada" will always cleanse my senses. If you find yourself standing in front of your perfumes and feel that there is something that is missing. Then I believe you can find a new devoted partner from L'Artisan's selection. I am also haunted by the thought of having L'Artisan's "Ananas Fizz", but that's whole another story...


 See kevad on minu jaoks kergete lõhnade päralt. Kuid see ei tähenda traditsioonilisi magusaid kurgi lõhnu, vaid ikka pisut teistsuguseid tujutõstjaid. Üks selline on L´Artisani "Batucada", mida reklaamitakse kui värsket lillelist parfüümvett, mis on saanud inspiratsiooni Brasiilia rütmidest. Nagu ikka köidab esmalt pilku pudel -L´Artisani parfüümide puhul oleks tegemist justkui raske viskiklaasiga, millest ma suure rõõmuga endale sõõmu lõhna peale pihustan.

Selle parfüümi tipunoodid on täiesti erilised - laim, kookos, sidrun ja piparmünt. Kas pole erakordne kooslus? Südamenootidest leiad Tahiti gardeenia, ylang-ylangi ja Caipirinha akordid. Põhjanootides tervitavad meid merevaik, bensoa, sandlipuu, muskus ja vanilje. Kõik see hea ja veel parem teeb minu jaoks kokku täiusliku hommiku. Selles lõhnas on kirjas märk hästi algavast päevast. Minu nina püüab lõhnabuketist kinni sidrunheina värskuse - sellise, mida ma vajan just hommikul, kui olen pärast ärkamist kerge duši võtnud. See on lõhn, mida sa võid julgelt üle terve keha tuhistada ja mis ei mõju teistele liiga pealetükkivalt.

"Batucada" seostub mulle madalate suvekingade, õlgkübara ja romantilise seelikuga. Selles lõhnas on rütmi ja randa ja kui ma hästi seda lõhna kuulan... Jah, just nimelt kuulan, siis ma kuulen merelaineid ja taamal paari sõbralikku kajakat omavahel juttu puhumas. Ma ise näen selgelt end rannas pikutamas ja vaikselt laimivett rüüpamas. Minu jaoks on "Batucada" parfüüm, millega ei saa liiale minna. See tähendab, et ta võib olla vabalt sul terve päeva vältel kotis kaasas ja sellega võib palaval päeval end mitmeid kordi värskendada. "Batucada" on üks neid lõhnu, mis puhastab minu meeled. Kui sa seisad oma lõhnariiuli ees ja tunned, et sealt on midagi puudu, siis ma usun, et L`Artisani valikust leiad endale uue ja usaldusväärse kaaslase. Tutvu L`Artisani valikuga SIIN. Mind ennast jäi L´Artisani lõhnadest kummitama veel "Ananas Fizz", kuid see on juba hoopis teine jutt ... 

PHOTOS: Meisi Volt

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Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Kerli Kõiv - what's in her Makeup Bag?



I have had a dream to start new the segment "What's in your makeup bag?" in Stellarium for a while now.  I have always been noisy and peeked into my friends makeup bags to go through everything, products by product. Posts on makeup bags always inspire and make finding new favourite products much easier. You can imagine how happy I was when international star Kerli Kõiv, who has grown up in Estonia, but lives in America, opened her makeup bag to Stellarium!  

Kerli always shines with her remarkable and fantastic makeup looks. What are Kerli's feelings towards makeup in general? "For me is makeup a way to express myself. I usually don't use it to hide imperfections or to make a natural transformation. On a daily basis, I don't use makeup, so there aren't really many natural makeup shades in my makeup bag. It will usually be a theatrical makeup full of butterfly colours, glitter, big lashes or nothing at all! In this case, I am really similar with my mother. She almost never wore makeup, but was rather like a tomboy, hiker kinda girl."  


Kerli says when she is going to her her boyfriend's place for days, she usually brings headphones and necessary items to write a music. "It is pretty rare when I throw my makeup items also into bag. Most of the time I walk around in boyfriend's jeans and T-shirts or in pyjamas I could easily wear for 72 hours without any problem. My life is smooth and full of creativity! The appearance isn't that important to me, unless I am not in some stage of life I want do exciting transformations with myself. That also happens quite often."  Singer also admires women who take their time to prettify themselves every day. "They are pretty to watch, but I don't have time like that in my hands. Most of the time I am two things, barefoot hippie or some extreme character, it depends on the mood... rarely something in between."    


Kerli has two irreplaceable products she currently uses: Rich Haircare Argan oil, she applies right after washing her hair. "Argan oil makes my hair so great and easy to comb. I have used it for years. As far as makeup goes, my number one thing is liquid eye liner."


Mind on pikka aega saatnud unistus alustada Stellariumis rubriiki "Mis on tema meigikotis?". Ma ise pistan alati oma uudishimuliku nina sõbrannade kosmeetikakotti ja uurin kõik tooted üksipulki läbi. Meigikoti postitused annavad inspiratsiooni ja see on lihtsaim viis leida endale uusi lemmikuid. Sa võid kujutada ette, kui rõõmus olin päeval, mil Eestist sirgunud ja Ameerikas elav rahvusvaheline täht Kerli Kõiv rääkis  Stellariumile oma mõtteid seoses meigikunstiga.

Kerli hiilgab alati täiesti erakordsete kostüümide ja fantastiliste lavagrimmidega. Milline on Kerli suhe meikimisse? "Minu jaoks on meik pigem eneseväljendusviis, ma ei kasuta seda tavaliselt vigade peitmiseks või tagasihoidlikeks muutusteks. Igapäevaselt ma ennast ei meigigi, sellepärast on minu meigikotis naturaalseid toone vähe. Ongi kas täis liblikavärviline teatrimeik, glitrid, suured ripsmed või mitte midagi. Olen selles mõttes väga oma ema sarnane et ta ei meikinud ennast pea mitte kunagi, rohkem selline tomboy matkaselli tüüp."

Kerli ütleb, et kui ta mitmeks päevaks boyfriendi juurde läheb, võtab kaasa pigem kõrvaklapid ja vajalikud vidinad muusika kirjutamiseks. "See, et meigiasjad kotti viskan, on pigem harv juhus. Tihti tosserdangi ringi boyfriendi teksades ja T-särkides või pidžaamapükstes, mida võin vabalt 72 tundi jutti kanda. Minu jaoks on elu sujuv ja loominguline, välimus mind eriti ei huvita, kui just ei ole mingi hull tuhin ennast kellekski põnevaks transformeerida, mida juhtub suhteliselt tihti. Imetlen naisi, kes viitsivad ennast igapäevaselt üles lüüa. Neid on kena vaadata, kuid minul sellist aega pole. Olengi kas paljasjalgne hipi või mõni ekstreemne karakter, olenevalt tujust... Harva midagi vahepealset."


Kerlil on kaks asendamatut toodet, mida ta hetkel kasutab: Rich haircare argaaniõli, mida ta kohe pärast pesemist juustesse panen. "Argaaniõli teeb juuksed lihtsasti kammitavaks ja mõnusaks. Olen seda kasutanud aastaid. Meigitoodetest on minu number üks asi vedel silmalainer."



Siin on pildid toodetest, mida Kerli kasutas fotol oleva meigi tegemiseks. Kuula ka Kerli uut lugu Seven Lions feat. Kerli "Worlds Apart".


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Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Strange things & red lips

Minuga on viimasel ajal imelikud lood. Mul pole enam tuju komplekteerida oma seelikuid ja pluuse. Võtta kapist kleit ja panna see kohemaid selga - see tundub palju lihtsam. Ostsin läinud talvel endale suveks mõned  uued kleidid ja üks nendest on just see valge Liz Claiborne`i iludus.

 Ma ei jõua argiseid kleite ära kiita. Neid on võrratult mugav kanda - viskan kleidile peale nööbitava kampsiku või jaki ja olen hommikul viie minutiga riides. Seda valget kleiti kandsin ka päeval, kui pildistasime Stellariumi ja Pi-Ret Jewelry koostöös sündinud ehet "Jackie Wears Jeans".



Strange things are happing to be lately. I am not in mood to put together my skirts and blouses to outfits. It sounds so much easier to take a dress from the closet and just wear it right away. Last winter I bought myself some summer dresses, one of them is this Liz Claiborne's beauty. 

I can't applaud causal dresses enough. They are amazingly comfortable to wear - just throwing on a cardigan with bottons or a jacket and I am dressed up in the morning in five minutes. This white dress I also wore on the day we photographed Stellarium's and Pi-Ret Jewelery necklace "Jackie Wears Jeans".

Outfit details:

Dress: Liz Claiborne

Sweater: J. Crew
Shoes: Christin Michaels
Watch: Tiffany & Co "Atlas"
Necklace: Pi-Ret Jewelry "Jackie Wears Jeans"
Lips: Chanel "Velvet"




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Monday, June 9, 2014

Review: Trussardi "My Land"

When it comes to the realm of perfumes, My Land by Trussardi is one of the most exciting surprises in recent times. It is an odour that leaves the boundaries of the sense of smell: it jump starts our most important sense – fantasy. It is an honest perfume that doesn’t endeavour to cover or be secretive: it offers you all that it has.  

Citrus, bark, tanned skin and sea salt strike a unique chord, the vibration of which holds you in its strong embrace through the day. As a painter, I only need to close my eyes and let this perfume fly me off. It takes me to the deep green forests of Tuscany, where ferns are heavy with the morning dew; or to the golden sandstone piazzas of mediaeval Florence, where time flows like honey. 


This is not My Land – my land is covered in snow and mists, the Sun barely shines, the icy waves hug our stony shores. But it can be the land I escape to, the land within me, where the mandarine trees are perpetually heavy with fruit, the Mediterraenean breathes its heavy warmth on my skin and the sky is simultaneously lit by the glow of the setting sun and the rising moon. This perfume is liquid inspiration. My Land is the land of us all, our collective subconscious memory of the golden moments, imprisoned in a bottle of perfectly designed elegance. Let the genie out – and your wish shall be fulfilled!

Mart Sander is is an Estonian singer, actor, director, author, and television host.
FOTO: Tiit Blaat

Trussardi  „My Land“ on üks viimaste aegade kõige meeldivamaid üllatusi lõhnade maailmas. Tegelikult on see lõhn, mis väljub haistmismeele valdustest – ta käivitab meie  kõige tähtsama meele: fantaasia. See on aus lõhn, mis ei ürita varjata ega salatseda: ta pakub sulle kõike mis temas on. 

   Tsitrus, puukoor, pargitud nahk ja meresool löövad unikaalse akordi, mille vibratsioon hoiab sind terve päeva oma tugevas embuses. Kunstnikuna pean ainult silmad sulgema ja laskma sellel parfüümil mind endaga kanda. See viib mind Toskaana tumerohelistesse metsadesse, kus sõnajalad on hommikuudust rasked; või keskaegse Firenze kuldsest liivakivist piazzadele, kus aeg voolab nagu mesi. 

See ei ole Minu Maa – minu maa on lumine ja udune, päike enam ei paista ja jäised lained peksavad vastu rannakive. Aga see võib olla maa, kuhu ma põgenen, maa minu enda sees – kus mandariinipuud on püsivalt viljadest lookas, kus Vahemeri hingab oma soojust minu nahale ja kus taevas hõõguvad üheaegselt loojuv päike ja tõusev kuu. See on inspiratsioon paaris tilgas. 

„My Land“ on meie kõigi maa, alateadlik mälestus elu kuldsetest hetkedest, mis on vangistatud täiuslikult elegantse disainiga pudelisse. Vaskne „lukk“ hoiab parfüümi taltsana ootel ning uudne disain on kaotanud vajaduse korgi järgi. Tihedalt ümber pudeli tõmmatud nahkvöö ei ole ainult mitte geniaalne dekoratiivne leid – see tagab ka selle, et lõhn teie käest niisama hõlpsalt maha ei libise ja kui libisebki – siis pehmendab pudeli kukkumist. Lase dzhinn välja – ja ta täidab su soovid!    

Mart Sander on Stellariumi kaasautor, kes arvustab meestele mõeldud ilutooteid ja parfüüme.
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Sunday, June 8, 2014

Review: Bruno Vassari "Serum-Vite"

In recent years, me and face serums have become great friends. I don't use them very often, usually make few treatment courses in a year. My last find is Bruno Vassari wine therapy Kianty Experience line's nourishing and firming serum, I boosted up my skin with in the beginning of the spring. Bruno Vassari has so many other exciting lines, but the most interesting to me have to be the wine therapy ones.   

When spring started I decided to give it a try to a product called Kianty Experience Serum-Vite'i - it is a highly concentrated nourishing and firming serum. It contains high quality ingredients, that fight against skin's aging. Cherry on top is a shea butter in the serum, that moisturises, tones and softens the skin. First I got little bit scared of the statement that it gives a botox-like effect for the skin. I looked in the mirror and thought: "Why do I need a botox Effect?" But when I read the product introduction, the fear went away as fast as it came. Serum is just going to relax muscles while lifting and firming the skin.  

Kianty Serum-Vite serum's texture is very light and absorbs quickly into skin. To achieve maximum results, it is recommended to pick out serum and moisturiser by the same company, because they have been developed to work together in the best way. I have oily skin and the last thing I want, is to layer enormous amounts of creams on it, so I used only the serum day and night. That worked out great with my skin! When I first started out using this serum, it was still cold outside, but it definitely helped my skin a lot when coping with the weather changes. Usually I get drier skin when spring comes by, but this year my skin decided to skip that part of its behaviour. Whenever using serums, you should have patience, because results don't come overnight. But after few weeks I saw nicely clear skin from the mirror. I would compare Kianty Serum-Vite'i with the effects of microdermabrasion - after using it for few weeks morning and night, skin will be smooth and complexion will be much healthier.  

My biggest weakness is eye creams and I also found a interesting products from Wine Therapy line when it comes to eye creams. They have in a little pump bottle Kianty ete lift-ox, that will activate skin's blood circulation, reduces puffyness and lightens dark circles around eyes. Dark circles have been my problem in the recent years. Recently I also read that dark circles appear to happen because of the slow blood circulation. Kianty eye-lift-ox contains Haloxyl with has natural enzymes that help to avoid blood getting stuck around the eye area. To the ones, who are also struggling with dark circles, should definitely try Kianty Experience eye cream. It works! Wine Therapy line has also so many other products I plan on getting myself. I would definitely would like to test out their Pioogia di Vigna face toner and face trimming concentrate Lacrime d'uva. Check out their website here and let me know, what gets your attention the most!



Viimastel aastatel olen saanud heaks sõbraks näoseerumitega. Ma ei kasuta neid väga tihti, kuid aastas paar kuuri teen julgesti. Minu viimane leid on Bruno Vassari veiniteraapia Kianty Experience sarja niisutav ja pinguldav Serum-Vite, millega turgutasin end alanud kevadel. Bruno Vassaril on mitmeid põnevaid sarju, kuid kõige huvitavamad tundusid mulle veiniteraapia tooted. 

Kevade hakul otsustasin proovida Kianty Experience Serum-Vite`i - kõrge kontsentratsiooniga niisutavat ja pinguldavat seerumit. See sisaldab rohkelt kvaliteetseid koostisosasid, mis võitlevad omakorda naha vananemise põhjuste vastu. Kirsina tordil sisaldab seerub šeavõid, mis niisutab, toniseerib ja pehmendab nahka. Esialgu ehamas mind küll kiri, et seerum annab nahale botoxi sarnase efekti ja täidab kortsud. Vaatasin peeglisse ja mõtlesin: "Milleks mulle vaja botoxi efekti?" Kuid toote tutvustust lugedes sain üle segaseid tundeid tekitanud sõnast "botox". Seerum lihtsalt lõdvestab lihaseid, tõstab ja pinguldab nahka. 

Kianty Serum-vite seerum on väga kerge tekstuuriga ja imendub imekiiresti. Selleks, et saavutada maksimaalne tulemus, soovitatakse enamasti valida sama firma seerum ja kreem, sest need tooted töötavad vastastikuses sünergias. Mul on rasune nahk ja ma ei taha kanda sellele lõputuid kihte kreeme, seega kasutasin öösel ja päeval nahal vaid seerumit ja see töötas imehästi. Kui ma seerumit alles kasutama hakkasin, olid väljas veel külmad ilmad, kuid see aitas nahal ilmastiku muutustega ilusti toime tulla. Enamasti muutub mu näonahk kevadel kuivaks, kuid sel aastal jäi see peatükk vahele. Seerumit kasutades peab olema kannatust, sest tulemus ei tule üle öö. Kuid juba nädala möödudes vaatas mulle peeglist vastu mõnusalt klaar nahk. Ma võrdleksin Kianty Serum-vite`i tulemust nahal näolihvimise efektiga - nahk on paari nädalal möödudes terve jumega ja sile. 



Minu suur nõrkus on silmaümbruskreemid ja ühe huvitava toote leidsin veel Wine Therapy sarjast. Nendel on väikeses armsas pumbaga pudelis Kianty eye lift-ox, mis aktiveerib naha verevarustust, vähendab silmade turseid ja valgendab silmade ümber tumedaid ringe. Just tumedad silmaalused on mulle viimastel aastatel tõelist peavalu valmistanud. Nagu ma hiljuti lugesin, siis tumedad ringid tekivad silmade ümber aeglase vereringe tõttu. Kianty eye lift-ox sisaldab Haloxyli, mille naturaalsed ensüümid aitavad vältida verejääkide kogunemist silmaümbruse piirkonda. Neile, kes on hädas tumedate silmaalustega, võiksid kindlasti Kianty Experience silmakreemi proovida. See töötab! Wine Therapy sarjas leidub veel mitmeid tooteid, mida plaanin endale soetada. Kindlasti tahan testida nende Pioggia di vigna näotoonikut ja nahka trimmivat kontsentraati Lacrime d'uva. Kiika nende kodulehele SIIN ja muljeta, milline toode sulle kõige rohkem huvi pakub!

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